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Once upon our body

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Once upon our body

In darkness we relied on moments that seemed warm,
Yet coiling scales upon eyes must be sliced away.
In familiar regions, incessant shadows of emptiness;
Can not devour all that we have been.

Sore soles from lengthy, piercing roads
& months lost to malice, infatuation, & pride;
Seperating our true selves from the sanctity of touch.

How oft, (even in ecstatic disconnectedness,
& loving loneliness),  souls still one
Are one flesh?

The jagged teeth that jut from the inner wall of gums
Bite deep,             blood appears on the pillow;
Mind somehow too far from the oracle:
That is our body.

This trajectory of our lives,  shrapnel from a timeless
Collision of lips.

Alas! Our body remains one, splattered to the memory
Of crows.


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  1. Date: 9/30/2010 10:23:00 AM
    What an outstanding way to enjoy a day. I am so happy to be able to read the excellent poetry here at PoetrySoup today. Hope you are enjoying your day and finding much inspiration along the way Merritt. Love, Carol